Cycling in memory of Tommy

Sarah Berry at DW Sports Fitness ready for the spinning bike event with Anna Bridge, Andrew Moss, and Steven Frost and (below) Tommy and Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry at DW Sports Fitness ready for the spinning bike event with Anna Bridge, Andrew Moss, and Steven Frost and (below) Tommy and Sarah Berry

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SCORES of cyclists will take part in a special bike ride this Saturday in memory of a much-loved Wigan dad.

Tommy Berry was tragically killed in March when he was in a collision with a car while cycling in Croston.

Tommy Berry with daughter Sarah

Tommy Berry with daughter Sarah

The 58-year-old husband and father was a huge Wigan Athletic fan who touched the hearts of everyone he met, gaining many friends throughout this life.

Now, a group of those friends are set to cycle from Wigan to Southport and back in his memory, raising money for road safety charity Brake.

Organised by Tudor Heating North West, the group will leave the Brocket Arms on Mesnes Road shortly after 10am.

Tommy’s daughter Sarah won’t be joining them on their trek but she will be taking part in the fund-raising in her own unique way.

The fitness instructor, who works at DW Fitness, will spend the whole time the group are on their journey cycling on a stationary spinning bike at the pub.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to it now, it’s going to be a really good day. It’ll be extremely tough on the spinner so I hope they’re back quickly!

“Brake is a great charity which really helps families. It’s only small though so donations go a long way.”

Sarah will be collecting for Brake while at the Brocket.

Family man Tommy, who lived on Rivington Avenue, Wigan, was also popular on the amateur football scene too. He played for Bethel in the Wigan Amateur League and Beech Hill in the Wigan Sunday League.

His funeral was attended by hundreds of mourners, including many staff and players from Wigan Athletic, a club Tommy supported throughout his life. People wishing to donate can either go along on the day or visit www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Berry1.